Dan In Real Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Oct 2007
Label: Virgin Records
Sondre Lerche's airy dad-rock and a romantic comedy starring comedians Steve Carell and Dane Cook go together like chinos and loafers -- or like About a Boy and Badly Drawn Boy. The Norwegian indie-crooner's melodic pop will make ticket buyers feel warm and fuzzy, even in air-conditioned movie theaters. Although a schmaltzy cover of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" may seem a bit obvious, "Hell No," the cutesy duet with Regina Spektor, is worth the price of admission.